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Call for Applications – Editor, Queen’s Quarterly

Founded in 1893, the Queen’s Quarterly is an interdisciplinary journal publishing analysis, opinion and reflection in fields as diverse as international relations, science policy, literary criticism, travel writing, economics, religion, short fiction, and poetry. The Queen’s Quarterly has published the work of leading Canadian scholars, public intellectuals and writers throughout its 126-year history, and established itself as a significant resource in the literary and artistic communities.

Following the retirement of the long-serving editor, Dr. Boris Castel, the Queen’s Quarterly is seeking candidates for a term appointment to the position of editor.

Role and Responsibilities

The editor is responsible for determining the editorial direction of the Queen’s Quarterly, and for collaborating with the board and editorial team to ensure the production of a high-quality publication four times per year.

The anticipated start date for the position is January 2020, with the first issue under the direction of the editor scheduled for March 2020. An advisory panel will be appointed by Provost and Vice-Principal (Academic) Tom Harris, to advise on the selection of the next editor. It is expected that the Editor would hold the position for a two-year term, with the potential for renewal beyond that period. The successful candidate would receive a reduction in teaching responsibility for the term of the appointment.

View the full list of Role and Responsibilities.


The candidate for this position will be a mid-career or senior Queen’s scholar, with a strong publication and research record.

View the full list of Qualifications.

Read the full Call for Applications on the website of the Office of the Provost and Vice-Principal (Academic).

Please submit applications materials and questions to provost@queensu.ca. The review of applications will begin Nov. 13, 2019.

Queen’s University is an equal opportunity employer. The university invites applications from all qualified individuals. Queen’s is committed to employment equity and diversity in the workplace and welcomes applications from women, visible minorities/racialized persons, Indigenous peoples, persons with disabilities, and LGBTQ persons.